I am an 18 year old female and last week I received my first DUI. I have never been so lost in my life and I don't know when or if I will be okay again. I see my mistake and I will never make this mistake again, this one time is already going to change my life forever. I was driving home from a party and got pulled over for weaving out of my lane. The cop proceeded to give me roadside tests and then arrested me and took me to the station where I finally did a breathalyzer. I blew a .094 received my ticket, and my friend came to pick me up. I immediately went home and told my mom, thank goodness I have a very supportive family. Anyways my court date isn't set for 3 months out and that sucks, waiting 3 months is so scary to me. On top of this I got the DUI exactly a week before I am about to leave for college. I am so lost and depressed I don't even want to go to school, I feel like i cannot leave my family right now and I don't think I am emotionally stable enough to start this. I know that I have to but I am so scared I am going to be such a mess up there, and my friends going up there are the party type. I am scared to be around alcohol, it is a constant reminder and I hope I am able to say no and stay away from it. I am so lost I leave tomorrow for school and I really hope I do okay, I can't ruin my education because of this set back, but I don't know if i can do this right now.
live1818 live1818
18-21, F
2 Responses Aug 20, 2014

Hey so what happened after your DUI??? What did the court sentenced you to?

This is really hard right now but thank God you have family support. Go to school, focus on your classes and use this situation as a warning to avoid future mistakes. It's going to suck but you will get through it. I've been there. Our mistakes don't define who we are as long as we acknowledge them, learn from them and change.